SAPD: After shooting wife, man escapes hours-long standoff at home on West Side

Police searching for Horbelio Pichinte, 27

By Alicia Barrera - Multimedia Journalist, Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Azian Bermea - Photojournalist

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: San Antonio police said they are now searching for the man who shot at his wife during a domestic disturbance early Thursday after he was not found inside a West Side home.

According to Sgt. Michelle Ramos, a spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department, SWAT team members made entry through front door after several hours of a standoff, but found the home vacant. Police believed he was barricaded inside the home.

Ramos said they are looking for Horbelio Pichinte, 27, who now has a warrant out for his arrest. Once found, he will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during family violence, Ramos said.

Authorities said the scene will remain active for at least the next hour as emergency crews work.

(Original Story)

A man has barricaded himself inside a West Side home after police say he shot at a 37-year-old woman early Thursday morning.

The standoff began around 2:30 a.m. at the home in the 400 block of Randall Avenue, not far from Southwest 30th Street and South General McMullen Drive.

Sgt. Michelle Ramos, a spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department, said police have been trying to communicate with the 27-year-old man in Spanish, but have not been successful.

Ramos said when officers arrived, two teenagers and the victim ran outside.

The woman had a head wound and was taken to University Hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Her name has not been released.

A motive for the shooting is not currently known.

SAPD is collaborating with SWAT teams on how best to proceed. Randall Avenue and Southwest 30th Street will remain blocked off for "however long it takes," Ramos said. Currently, Southwest 29th Street to 30th Street is blocked and there is no access between San Luis Street and San Fernando Street.

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